Street Safety

Be a safe driver, cyclists and pedestrian! Follow the rules of the road to help you be a responsible user of city streets. Even simple tips like using seat belts, wearing bike helmets and being courteous can make a big impact on our roadways. 


  • Be alert. Look out for cyclists, pedestrians and other drivers at all times, including in parking lots, at crosswalks and when pulling into and out of driveways. 
  • Use extra caution in bad weather conditions and poorly lit areas. Make sure lights are on and signals are used properly. 
  • Don’t drink and drive. Alcohol and drugs impair reaction time, reflexes and decision-making abilities. Impaired drivers put everyone in danger. 
  • Make sure car seats are properly installed and appropriately sized for your child. 


  • Know traffic laws and cycling rules. 
  • As a rule, it’s best to ride in the direction of traffic, staying as far to the right as practical. 
  • Always wear a helmet, and make sure it is fastened and properly fitted. 
  • Be aware of your surroundings. Be on the lookout for road hazards, parked cars where people might open doors and give yourself plenty of time to make a move. 
  • Wear bright color clothing and use reflective lights to be visible from all directions. 


  • Be visible. Make eye contact with drivers when possible. Wear bright color clothing during the day and lightly colored or reflective clothing at night. 
  • Stay in well-lit areas, especially when crossing the street. 
  • Avoid distractions and watch out for hazards. Put down phones and handheld devices, and avoid wearing headphones. Your eyes and ears are great tools for keeping safe. 
  • Never assume a driver will you give you the right of way. 
  • Use crosswalks and stay on sidewalks 

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